Brock Lesnar

American professional wrestler, mixed martial artist and football player (born 1977)

Brock Edward Lesnar (born July 12, 1977) is an American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist.

Brock Lesnar
Lesnar in 2015
Brock Edward Lesnar

(1977-07-12) July 12, 1977 (age 46)
Occupation(s)Professional wrestler, mixed martial artist
Years active
  • 2000–2007; 2012–present
  • (wrestling)
  • 2004 (football)
  • 2007–2011; 2016 (MMA)
Rena Lesnar
(m. 2006)
Ring name(s)Brock Lesnar[1]
Billed height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)[2]
Billed weight318 lb (144 kg)[2]
Billed fromMinneapolis, Minnesota[2]
Trained by
DebutOctober 11, 2000[3]
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight265 lb (120 kg; 18 st 13 lb)
Reach81 in (206 cm)
Fighting out ofRegina, Saskatchewan, Canada
TeamDeathClutch Gym
RankBlue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Rodrigo Medeiros[8][9]
WrestlingNCAA Division I Wrestling[10]
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By submission1
By decision1
By knockout2
By submission1
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Medal record
Men's Collegiate Wrestling
Representing the Minnesota Golden Gophers
NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
Gold medal – first place 2000 St. Louis 285 lb
Silver medal – second place 1999 Penn State 285 lb
Professional football career
Football career
No. 69[11]
Position:Defensive tackle
Career information
High school:Webster, South Dakota
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Inactive
Allegiance United States
Service/branchArmy National Guard
Years of service1994

Professional wrestling change

Lesnar wrestled professionally for World Wrestling Entertainment from 2002 to 2004. When he was in the WWE, he won the WWE Championship three times, the King of the Ring tournament in 2002 and the Royal Rumble in 2003. He left the WWE in 2004 and travelled to Japan to wrestle for New Japan Pro Wrestling. While in Japan he won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. Lesnar retired from professional wrestling to pursue a career in the UFC.

Lesnar made his return to WWE on April 2, 2012, delivering his finishing move the F5 to John Cena.[12] He began a feud with Triple H and faced him at SummerSlam on August 19, 2012 and won by submission and broke Triple H's arm. He released a tout and said that he was quitting the WWE because he had conquered everything in the WWE.[13]

He returned to the WWE again on January 28, 2013 and delivered an F5 to Vince McMahon as McMahon was about to fire Paul Heyman. The F5 resulted in McMahon's pelvis breaking.[14]

Mixed martial arts change

He fought in the UFC from 2008 to 2011, winning the UFC Heavyweight Championship before retiring from the UFC after losing his last match against Alistair Overeem at UFC 141.[15]

At UFC 200, Lesnar would come out of retirement. He represented Canada during the fight and would defeat Mark Hunt by unanimous decision and recieved $2.5 million.[16] The win would later be turned into a no contest and he would be suspended after USADA tests revealed clomifene in his system.[17] Lesnar never paid the fine and retired afterwards.[18][19]

Personal life change

On May 6, 2006, Lesnar married Rena Greek, known in the WWE as Sable.[20]

In 2014, Lesnar and his wife moved to a farm in Maryville, Saskatchewan.[21]

References change

  1. Milner, John; Heinen, Frederik. "Brock Lesnar Bio". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Brock Lesnar bio". WWE. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "Brock Lesnar". Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  4. Wetzel, Dan (October 8, 2009). "Enigmatic Lesnar defies definition". Archived from the original on May 3, 2012. Retrieved October 8, 2009.
  5. "Erik Paulson: Brock Lensnar Will Be 150% Ready for Cain Valsquez". October 10, 2010. Retrieved October 14, 2010.
  6. Gross, Josh (July 2, 2010). "No bout bigger than Lesnar-Carwin". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved July 3, 2010.
  7. Ozório, Carlos (July 6, 2010). "Comprido and his work with Brock: 'I'll bet my job on him!'". Archived from "ill-bet-my-job-on-him"/ the original on January 2, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2010.
  8. Hywel Teague (June 17, 2016). "Rodrigo 'Comprido' Medeiros Promotes Brock Lesnar To Blue Belt In Jiu-Jitsu". FloGrappling.
  9. Jesse Holland (June 17, 2016). "Video: Brock Lesnar is huge again, earns Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt ahead of UFC 200".
  10. "Brock Lesnar – Official UFC Fighter Profile". Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  11. Lewis, Brett (July 26, 2010). "Brock Lesnar's 2004 Minnesota Vikings Rookie Cards Among Hobby's Hidden Gems". Archived from the original on July 9, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  12. "FULL SEGMENT — Brock Lesnar returns to WWE: Raw, April 2, 2012". Retrieved 11 February 2023.
  13. "Video - Lesnar says he's leaving WWE". WWE. Retrieved 2013-01-29.
  14. "Raw results: The Rock brings the reign and Brock Lesnar brings the pain on Raw Roulette night". WWE. Retrieved 2013-01-29.
  15. "Brock Lesnar retires after UFC 141 loss". 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  16. "Lesnar Victorious in Return to Octagon". 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2024.
  17. "Brock Lesnar suspended one year, fined $250,000". 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2024.
  18. "Brock Lesnar Has Yet to Pay Quarter-Million-Dollar Fine in Nevada". 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2024.
  19. "Brock Lesnar notifies UFC of his retirement from MMA". 2017. Retrieved 11 April 2024.
  20. "Sable/Brock Wedding Details". 2006. Retrieved 11 April 2024.
  21. "Brock Lesnar to represent Saskatchewan at UFC 200". 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2024.

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